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Rays sign reliever Carpenter to Minor League deal
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The Rays announced Friday that they had signed right-handed reliever David Carpenter to a Minor League deal.

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O's welcome balance, more power in Alvarez
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A powerful Orioles lineup got even better on Thursday afternoon, as Baltimore officially welcomed Pedro Alvarez on a one-year deal. Alvarez, a left-handed hitter, helps balance an O’s lineup full of righties. His presence, along with first baseman Chris Davis, gives the Orioles home run power at virtually every spot in the batting order, Nos. […]

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Jones homers, Kim helps O's rally vs. Yankees
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Starlin Castro collected three hits and three RBIs during his first spring start at shortstop in the Yankees’ 4-4 tie with the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium on Thursday.

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With new challenges, Showalter won't miss a beat
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The thing about Orioles skipper Buck Showalter, one of baseball’s premier managers, is that he crams as much as possible into every minute of every day.

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Smyly sharp, Jennings homers vs. Pirates
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Drew Smyly and the Rays’ bullpen kept the Pirates’ bats quiet and Desmond Jennings homered in a 5-1 Rays win.

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Rays turn clubhouse into pregame karaoke bar
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The Rays’ clubhouse converted into a karaoke bar early Thursday morning before the day’s tilt against the Pirates. And the winner — catcher Luke Maile for his rendition of “Daughter” by Pearl Jam.

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Eovaldi perfect, vaunted 'pen not as much vs. Jays
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Andy Burns hit a three-run homer and Josh Donaldson drove in a pair of runs as the Blue Jays defeated the Yankees, 11-4, in Grapefruit League action on Thursday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

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Starlin's 3 hits, 3 RBIs lead Yankees vs. O's
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Starlin Castro collected three hits and three RBIs during his first spring start at shortstop in the Yankees’ 4-4 tie with the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium on Thursday.

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'Relieved' Kim gets 1st spring hit out of the way
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New Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim recorded his long-awaited first spring hit with a bases-loaded RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning in Thursday’s 4-4 tie with the Yankees.

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Cash impressed with quartet of prospects
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Kevin Cash has been impressed by the “Fab Four” of this year’s camp: Taylor Guerrieri, Jacob Faria, Blake Snell and Jaime Schultz. All four pitchers rank among the top 19 Rays prospects according to MLB Pipeline.

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Touted Greene part of second round of cuts
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The Blue Jays made their second round of cuts Thursday morning, as top pitching prospect Conner Greene and right-hander Wil Browning were reassigned to Minor League camp.

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Prospect Burns, Donaldson lead Blue Jays' attack
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Andy Burns hit a three-run homer and Josh Donaldson drove in a pair of runs as the Blue Jays defeated the Yankees, 11-4, in Grapefruit League action on Thursday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

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